Eyebrow Shadow/Pencils

Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Taupe

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade is probably one of the most talked about eyebrow products on the market.  From celebrities, their make-up artists and many MUAs all anyone is speaking about is this pomade. But is it worth the hype?

I bought mine from Cult Beauty and with standard delivery, it arrived in five days which is great depending on where I live. I usually wait for my orders about 10 days. Cult Beauty basically only has beauty brands that are on the higher end of the scale within the beauty world. With this pomade I also ordered Stila Liquid Lipstick that I also reviewed.

cult beauty packaging

I received it in a brown box made out of recycled cardboard and that is a big plus to Cult Beauty, you can see the box in the photo above. Inside, I found a really small black box with gold lettering. I felt as I was receiving a diamond ring…from myself. I was just so excited to try it. Very positive reviews of others hyped me up. But I tried to calm down as I took a lot of pictures for you guys. Now, let’s get on with the real review.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade - Taupe
  • Packaging - 10/10
    10/10
  • Texture & Pigmentation - 10/10
    10/10
  • Longevity - 10/10
    10/10
  • Price - 7/10
    7/10

Summary

Cons:

  • Dries easily if
    cap isn't tightened
  • Pricey
9.3/10
User Rating 5 (4 votes)
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Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade

Anastasia Dipbrow Taupe in depth

Packaging

Even though this box is small, it fits a lot of information. I decided to make a collage of every side so you can see it all. The top has the full name of this product, as well as its net weight which is 4.0 g or 0.14 Oz. Even though that means there is obviously very little product inside, I was still surprised when I opened the box. Inside seems even smaller. But no worries, while applying there is minimal use of this product. I will get to it later. On the top part, there is a representation of the color inside with appropriate name next to it. Mine is Taupe.

The box also says this is a cruelty free product and even has appropriate cute sticker for it, I was sold already.

It also mentions ingredients which I will not list because I think it is clear in the picture. If you can’t read it clearly – try opening an image in a new tab.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade info

There are a few sentences describing this product. So let’s see what Anastasia has to offer:

„Waterproof brow color ideal for sculpting, defining, and carving perfectly precise brows that won’t fade. Smudge-free, creamy formula glides on skin and adheres to hair. Must-have for oily skin and humid climates. Tighten cap to prevent drying.”

You must admit that this sounds pretty good for a little eyebrow product. And we all know how the brows became a new “it“ thing. We all want lush, full, pigmented and precise brows. Now, let’s open the tiny box to see what it can do for it.

You will see on the picture below that this ABH Pomade baby comes in the small glass jar that closes with a black screw lid. The jar is very heavy and durable which makes it good traveling companion. It comes in a glass round pot with a black shiny cap with Anastasia Logo on it. It reminds me of gel liners and their packaging. I don’t see anyone not liking this packaging, except maybe from hygienic reasons because you dip your brush right in, but there is hardly any other way to use waxy eyebrow pomades. Another bonus is that there is no wastage of the product because there are no hard to reach parts.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Taupe

Texture & Pigmentation

Being a natural blonde (my roots say otherwise, but my hairdresser says I am) and having really light brows and lashes I had a dilemma between shades Taupe and Blonde. I have read quite a few posts comparing Taupe and Blonde. In the end, I decided that Blonde won’t be a perfect fit. The only reason I went with the Taupe is because I plan to give my hair a pink tinge in about a month. Blonde is more of a warm yellow tone (obviously) and I didn’t think it would go with the hair. Plus, in the summer, my hair tends to go really light and looses its yellowness. Taupe is a very light, gray-toned, brown which to you probably doesn’t sound appealing. You will have to trust me (or check the photos) to see that it is the most natural dark blonde shade in the game. Hear me out fellow blondes, you don’t need to worry about this looking too dark or unnatural – just keep a light hand while applying and it will be perfect. Taupe is perfect for ashy colored blondes.

You have to use so little. I’m guessing the same goes for any other shade. If you take even the tiniest bit too much it will look much darker and be harder to blend. The trick is to lightly pick up the product with your brush and then wipe it off on the side of the pot if you grab too much. It’s unbelievable how far the tiniest amount goes.

The texture is waxy, like I said it reminds me of gel liners. There is no fear that this won’t blend. You just can’t let it sit on your face for too long unblended because it will dry out and adhere. But you can’t take it as a con because it is what it does, it sticks for long periods of time. It blends smoothly and you can easily build it up without noticing there are more layers. One more reason to keep a light hand.

You will see on the two photos lower the difference between no ABH and with ABH. On the bare photo, you will see how my brows and eyelashes are almost invisible. Also, my skin is really pale. That means that any applied color will stick out. I tried manny different product but I was almost always left unsatisfied with the final result. But with Dipbrow in Taupe, it is a whole different story. I even took a photo from above so you could see the difference even better. But it is flawless. You just can’t tell the difference between my color and taupe. The look is so natural which I ADORE!

swatch Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
swatch Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Taupe

Longevity

You can keep your setting brow gel in a drawer. Forget about it. This combines everything in one. It even tames especially unruly hairs.

You’ve read in the beginning that Anastasia claims to be waterproof, sweat-proof and perfect for those with oily skin. True, true and also true.

Up until now, it has lasted through a hot day and even survived after washing my face. I realized I must use oil based makeup remover to finally take it off. Otherwise I would pull too much of my precious brow hairs with removing it.

I don’t have anything else to say other than the fact that this baby stays & slays. I will provide you with a picture of my brows, I don’t wear anything else on my face nor eyes to keep the image focused on brows.

brow swatch Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Taupe

Price

The grade of this category will really decrease the products final grade even though it doesn’t deserve it. Is it pricey? Yeah. Is it worth it? Hell yeah. You get a product that is perfect in every way. It actually fulfilled my expectations (and believe me, they were set high). I still have to learn how to apply it best, but even on my first try, I was satisfied with the result. Color match was ideal to my brows. And for 18$, which is its retail price – you get a product which you can use for quite a few months. Trust me, this won’t be in my empties soon. You need a tiny dot of product and just blend it. Incredible. This may seem like a sponsored article because of all the praise, but head over to Cult Beauty and pick one of the 11 colors available and see for yourself. At £15.00 you will feel like a celebrity each time you do your eyebrows.

Here is my final MOTD with ABH on my brows.

final MOTD brow swatch Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Taupe

Comments (9)

  • Again, a great review! I’ve been reading about that product as a must have for brows and it’s really gorge, but the only thing about it- and it’s not just that product, but any high end, is that it’s expiration date is not that long. What happens after 6 months after opening? That’s something I haven’t red much about cause it’s conceded to last much longer since it contains preservatives, and God knows how much I love my pieces of pricey makeup but damn- even if I use it every day, I can’t hit the pan in that recommened time. Ok, I guess you could disinfect with alcohol from time to time after expiration date so you can prolong it. Do you think those short expiration dates on make up in general are just there to make us buy more and more often? Sorry for the long comment lol- even Igot lost in it hehe, but I was just wondering what do you think about that? Have a great day 💜

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    • Hii again lovelie! 😘 Thank you for your comments. I actually love when you guys ask me anything. Like to keep a discussion going. 😊 Anyway, I am not an expert but I will tell you how iI do it. For example, I keep my mascaras for a few months than throw it away because eyes are delicate and you can easily get infections. Same with foundations, but they are easier to use up. On the other hand, I have one gel liner that should have been throw away after 12 months but I’m rocking it for three years and I’m not even close to finishing it. I tightly close it every time after use. And I have a habit of spraying all my brushes with disinfectant before use. That takes extra few seconds every day but that way my makeup collection always looks tidy and I don’t worry about bacteria. I plan to keep my ABH Pomade in the same way. If it does dry up I heard you can revive it with baby oil. I sure don’t plan on throwing this away after only 6 months. I plan on writing regular Empties posts when I collect enough empties and that will be mini reviews consisting of my thoughts after longer use and, of course, the aging of a product. But I think this Pomade won’t be on empties for a looong time.

      Sorry if my response is too long for you. I just wanted to be detailed. 😘

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  • What I really like about your reviews, as well as your long comment is that you’re doing it thoroughly and that’a something you don’t see that often. If you want to invest in higher quality makeup you wanna be sure of not waisting your money, specially if you’re buying it for yourself and not as an artist ‘for living’. I agree with eyeproducts such as mascara and foundations that come in a pan or a pot because they are more likely to get bacteria, but foundations rarely hit that expiration date- we use it more often.. Organic makeup, any any kind of make up with more natural based formulas should also hit the trash after that date, unfortunately.. It’s a great trick with that baby oil, sure will be keeping up with your empties to see how it’s doing ☺. It’s so great to exchange experiences with makeup products and tricks, because how else wold you know? I had no idea it’s not good to keep makeup in bathroom and that it also shortens it’s expo date.. Luckily I got that info before investing in something pricier.. Make up is awsome, and we are all a bit addicted hehe and we love it yea, but knowing what we put on our skin and what it does to our body is very important if not the most important.

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    • I agree totally, I am not a MUA nor I plan to be, I don’t need foundation in every shade. I just need one true and tried one that I know works for me. And before I cash out a lot of money it is nice to read detailed reviews. That’s why I write much longer posts than people are used to. It is nice to see that you appreciate it.
      I love real tips. There are always those useless tips on beauty pages, such as clean your brushes. Or remove your makeup before bedtime. Blahblah. We all know that. I want to know how to make my waterline eyeliner last longer. Or how to prep my skin for foundation. Or how to blend everything more easily.. You know, that kind of tips. But I think that you get those tips only in conversation with “real people”, one-on-one. There are not much really useful tips out there so it is nice to exchange informations with fellow makeup obsessed ladies. 😝😀

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  • I’m sorry to break it out to you, but basing from the packaging, I think you got the fake one.

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    • Really? I don’t think that the product “feels” cheap. How could you tell?

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  • I don’t know dear, but I watched a vlog review on YouTube, a comparison of authentic and fake Anastasia dipbrows. The packaging of your dipbrow looks similar to the fake one I saw on the reviews. There are lots of reviews about it, you may check one out and see if I’m wrong or not.

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    • I just watched one video and read one post on that topic. Some things like rose gold print on the cap and bold letters on the bottom are just as the ones shown on the authentic product. I will look into it, but as far as I saw the differences – it seems authentic to me. 🤔

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